Why do we pay sales tax on tax?

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    uscitizen Senior Member

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    When I buy cigarettes much of the price is tax, then I pay sales tax on the entire price of the pack....

    I think the same thing happens with booze.
     
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    Dontcha just luv "sin taxes".
    (I know, lets put a tax on tea. That'll learn em.)
     
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    'Cause the gubmint needs money, and what better way than to tax peoples' needs and wants?
     

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